Storms and Hurricanes

Historic Winter Storm Strands Over 1,000 on Highways, Cancels Thousands of Flights in Plains, Midwest

Historic Winter Storm Strands Over 1,000 on Highways, Cancels Thousands of Flights in Plains, Midwest

A late winter storm slammed the Rockies and Plains on Wednesday.  The winter storm – known as a bomb cyclone – brought damaging winds, violent thunderstorms, severe blizzard conditions, and flooding to the region.
The storm transformed itself into a historic cyclone in under 24 hours, with its central pressure dropping 33 millibars in that time period.
“A Great Plains cyclone of historic proportions is now underway across the central U.S.,” the …

80 Million in U.S. Under Winter Alerts from Colorado to Maine

80 Million in U.S. Under Winter Alerts from Colorado to Maine

A major winter storm will hit a wide swath of the United States starting today.
Winter weather alerts stretch from Colorado to Maine.  The fast-moving storm will travel from Colorado to the East Coast in under 24 hours.  Expect snow this afternoon in places that include Indianapolis and Pittsburgh and tonight in New York City, Boston, and Portland, Maine.
Expect heavy rain in parts of the I-95 corridor including New York City …

Amtrak Coast Starlight Train Stranded for 36 Hours, Arrives in Eugene, Oregon

Amtrak Coast Starlight Train Stranded for 36 Hours, Arrives in Eugene, Oregon

Some 36 hours after becoming immobilized in deep snow, the Amtrak Coast Starlight arrived at Eugene Station in Eugene, Oregon, with plans to return to its point of departure, Seattle, Washington.
The train, originally en route to Los Angeles, had approximately 200 passengers on board and became inoperable as a result of downed trees and heavy snow accumulation.
The railroad said it determined that leaving passengers and crew on the train was …

Winter Storm Cancels Over 2,300 Flights, Delays 8,000 More

Winter Storm Cancels Over 2,300 Flights, Delays 8,000 More

Over 2,300 flights were cancelled on Wednesday as a major winter storm moved across the United States, bringing with it snow, sleet, and freezing rain.
The massive storm, which touched 39 states and over 200 million people, will be followed by spring-like temperatures on Thursday in much of the country.
American Airlines said it cancelled over 800 flights on Wednesday, most operated by its regional carriers including wholly-owned Envoy Air and PSA …

Winter Storm to Impact 100 Million People, Bringing Snow, Ice, and Hazardous Travel Conditions

Winter Storm to Impact 100 Million People, Bringing Snow, Ice, and Hazardous Travel Conditions

A major winter storm is heading towards the eastern half of the United States bringing with it heavy rain, snow, and ice.
Washington, D.C. is expected to see up to 6” (15 cm) of the white stuff, while Philadelphia may get as much as 5” (12 cm) in some areas, while only 1” (3 cm) will reach New York City.
The storm is currently bringing snow to parts of the Rockies and …

Polar Vortex Crippling Planes, Trains, and Waterways

Polar Vortex Crippling Planes, Trains, and Waterways

Over 121 million people in the United States are dealing with record cold and dangerous temperatures on Thursday that are colder than the surface of Mars. The extreme cold stretches from the Upper Midwest to Maine and, in many cities, is bringing the coldest temperatures in a generation.
The brutally cold weather has already resulted in the death of 11 people.
Over 75% of the continental United States recorded below freezing temperatures …

Powerful Blast of Frigid Arctic Air to Chill Much of the U.S.

Powerful Blast of Frigid Arctic Air to Chill Much of the U.S.

A blast of frigid air is set to hit many parts of the United States in the coming week, bringing the mercury to low temperatures not seen since Bill Clinton was president.
“Wind chills will fall to dangerous levels in the Upper Midwest this week, and should be the coldest since the mid-1990s in parts of the eastern Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and northern Illinois,” the National Weather Service said on …